This Week I Learned – 8 September 2013

  1. Here is an interesting piece on the geopolitical implications of increased American energy production; worth the free registration.
  2. Great podcast discussion of one of the most fascinating women in antiquity, Queen Zenobia of Palmyra.
  3. Very good article on robots in the workplace. Perhaps the most interesting part is how people react to their mechanical colleagues — we prefer robots that seem more human by acknowledging people who walk into a room, holding eye contact for the appopriate time, and even making harmless mistakes!
  4. Yet another piece on Google Glass, but it contains some interesting tidbits.
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